Try not to fall off your chair.
This appeared yesterday. It had been hanging around for a while about a quarter done, at which point The Wall had loomed up and just stood there frowning at me.
So I did what anyone would do. Ignored it and hoped I’d have a blinding flash of inspiration.
I wouldn’t say it was so much BLINDING; more of a, ‘hmm, this REALLY needs finishing, what have I got in my box of collage scraps that could work….’, and then finding the birdie napkin and going from there.
Plus I got to use my fave ever trick – printing text onto tissue paper so when you stick it down you can’t see the tissue paper. Gets me every time!
And I do love an Emily Dickinson quote.
And have just realised that I haven’t even MENTIONED the thing that I realised. Which was basically that I seem to have two very distinct styles of working; a large scale, free, quite abstract, vibrant one, and a smaller, quieter, collagey, more vintagey sort of one. Katherine very kindly tells me they both have something ‘Tara’ about them, which is fortunate as I love doing both!
I like that litle collage and especially the text bit – so cool! It's alright to work in different styles, to be open to explore and be surprised every time. You shine through, no matter waht!
oooh i have plenty of Those lying around =) half finished elephants & hippo's – i have to hide them in a cupboard (not that they can stare at me dissaprovingly – they have no heads!) hehe!
You certainly Do have 2 slightly different styles.. but they really fit & i agree with Martina – You shine through (^_^)
I absolutely LOVE the piece. The Emily Dickinson quote is just perfect. 🙂 Theresa
I love the simplicity and the textural elements you have used here. Very pretty. ~Theresa
This is very beautiful. I haven't tried the tissue technique yet…